Using An Unstructured Interview, A Rorschach Inkblot Test, And The Beck Depression Inventory

1319 Words Sep 21st, 2014 6 Pages
On May 4, 2014, Justin Training examined Mitch Black to write a psychological report, using an unstructured interview, a Rorschach inkblot test, and the Beck Depression Inventory. From this report, it was clear that Mitch is aggressive, drinks excessively, has difficulties with relationships, and has problems with authority. In the conclusion of Training’s report, Mitch was diagnosed with mild depressive disorder and a tobacco addiction. However, the report falls short in many regards, and by omitting certain crucial tests, such as biological and psychophysiological assessments, and ignoring discrepancies in the report, Training overlooked the possibility that Mitch 's abnormal behavior could be the result of other underlying issues. Ultimately, these shortcomings may have prevented the effective development the best treatment plan for Mitch. When conducting and evaluating a psychological evaluation, it is important to perform standardized tests, which maximize consistency and help psychologists arrive at the same diagnosis of a patient (Trull, 2014, p. 80). In preparing his psychological report on Mitch, Training neglected to conduct a structured interview with standardized questions. As an unstructured interview is unique in content, and Training 's was merely fifteen minutes, it would be difficult to compare results between interviews, and another evaluator could draw different conclusions (Trull, 2014, p. 80). Training also failed to conduct an intelligence…

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